The last day of the Bushfire CRC and AFAC annual conference, Friday 31 August, is devoted to professional development sessions.
This year there are eight sessions to choose from, all promising to be informative and a must for conference attendees.
- How to run successful events. Putting the "Professional" into delivering high quality events including workshops, forums, master classes and clinics, to support the sharing of information and creation of knowledge.
- Incident management systems and applying the latest changes to AIIMS.
- Communicating in recovery. A best-practice guide developed by Red Cross for people and organisations managing information in a post-emergency environment. Developed in direct response to the 2009 Victorian bushfires.
- Managing extreme fires. Understanding the behaviour of extreme fires, their impacts and what can be done operationally.
- Ethics and grant writing. Focusing on the ethical requirements when working with human subjects in an emergency management environment, as well as how to write and apply for research grants.
- Bushfire CRC student showcase. This session will provide Bushfire CRC students who are not formally presenting at the conference with an opportunity to showcase their project in a brief 3-5 minute presentation.
- Spatial technology. Get up-to-speed with the latest mapping and location technologies for use in emergency management.
- Blue card: emergency incident hazard zone management. This session will explore the Blue Card Command Training Certification Program, including the program specifics collated from trials conducted by Fire & Rescue NSW and the New Zealand Fire Service.
For more information on each session and to register, visit the conference website. Hurry, there are only limited places for each session.